Project Life: DIY Washi Speech Bubble Journal Card

I have been slightly obsessed with speech bubble journal cards. I love using them to keep track of the funny things the boys say…but, I am extremely picky about colors and color schemes. I like to have an overall theme or color that runs throughout each weekly layout. I was having a hard time finding the right color speech bubble cards for certain weeks. After altering one of the Studio Calico cards with washi tape, I figured I’d try to make my own…

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And soon learned that it is SO SO easy. And fun. And justifies my “washi collection” that seems to be growing constantly. All you need: pencil, washi tape, grid cards or card stock cut to 3 x 4, exacto knife, and scissors.

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Draw a speech bubble line freehand. Light enough to be erased if need be, but dark enough to show through the washi:

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Layer on the washi tape:

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If you look closely enough, you can see the pencil outline. Cut along the line using the exacto knife:

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Peel back washi tape on top, erase pencil lines if needed:

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Done. Finished product:

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16 Comments on “Project Life: DIY Washi Speech Bubble Journal Card”

  1. Colleen says:

    I just saw this on IG – love it!! thanks for sharing. I am totally going to try this. : )

  2. LOVE! I have the same washi tape πŸ™‚

  3. How cool is this?! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Nicole

  4. JoAnn says:

    You’re so inventive and creative! Off to try this like right now. πŸ™‚

  5. michelle7259 says:

    Thanks I was wondering how to do that.

  6. Amanda S. says:

    So clever! Love it! πŸ™‚

  7. Sara says:

    This is such a great way to add color to a regular sheet of paper.

  8. bevie pearl says:

    Thanks for sharing how to do this!!

  9. Michelle says:

    Oh wow, the possibilities and yet another use for my washi tape stash, TFS πŸ™‚

  10. Ang says:

    I’m using design F this year b/c I love all the little pockets. But I’m always looking for ideas on cute ways to use all my stuff to decorate the 3×4 cards w/o overdoing it. I just totally got a ton of ideas from your pages – thank you!! Love your style!

  11. Sue says:

    Great tip
    Thanks
    πŸ™‚

  12. Pixie says:

    Just found your blog by a picture on pinterest. This is such a cool technique. I think I need to practice a bit to make it as neat as yours though!

  13. Tracey Moore says:

    I’m going to give this a try – thanks for the inspiration!!

  14. 1fiftysix says:

    Love this! Super creative! Gonna try it! πŸ˜€

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  16. Sarah Groen says:

    this is awesome- thanks for sharing πŸ™‚


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